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  • In Congo, "educating girls is educating a nation"

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, girls lacking in educational opportunities are at risk of early marriage and pregnancy, which is reinforcing cycles of poverty and hindering the country’s development. The International Rescue Committee is mounting a systematic effort to ensure girls are enrolled and succeeding in Congo’s classrooms, so... Read more

  • The IRC signs on to The Girl Declaration to promote girls’ rights

    “250 million adolescent girls live in poverty. THEY ARE THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE FOR CHANGE ON THE PLANET” -The Girl Effect              More than 500 girls living in poverty across the globe were asked what they need to have a chance to reach their potential. What they came... Read more

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